Re: Buster Olney says scouts are raving about Mike Leake
So I was curious about the current pitching staff and I looked up contracts...wow, so this is what they mean by window:
Pitcher last year under contract
now this is of course barring a long term deal for anybody....I figure Arroyo is gone after this year, Cingrani will be in the rotation next season, that frees up some money (sort of with increases for the position players under contract)...plus TV money increasing in the next couple of years....hopefully by A LOT. so the question is.....and waaaayyy too early to say...Who, if anybody, will be deadline deal if a long term contract cant be reached? Stevenson is probably 3-4 years away at least, Corcino has been inconsistent....Travieso is probably a few years away....could the rotation in 2016 be Cingrani, Travieso, Stevenson, Corcino + maybe one of the current starters?
Looking at the current contracts....rough math is that as of right now, contracts ending + Votto's $7 million drop - increases scheduled for next season, I see about $7.5 million available for Arbitration to keep the current payroll dollars the same....now, if attendance keeps increasing, payroll will go up anyway, plus estimates are for an additional $40 million in TV money...I hope it's higher than that.....
Last edited by Beatlessp; 06-02-2013 at 10:18 AM.
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